Dear baseball fans: Can you hope for anything more from a World Series? The 2016 Fall Classic was tough to beat. It went seven games, had enough highs and lows to cause heart palpitations, and ended a championship drought spanning 108 years. You even got a rain delay after nine innings and free baseball in Game 7. In that sense, the pickiest of sports gods were appeased.
That was how the drama ended, but let’s not forget how it started. Both Wild Card games kicked off a thrilling edition of postseason baseball, and the conclusion was more like icing on the cake. If you like walk-off home runs, pitcher’s duels, and the usual serving of drama behind the scenes, you got your share from the first playoff game to the final out of the World Series.
Here are the best five games of the postseason, ranked.